American University of Nigeria Vacancy for a Professor of History

The American University of Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally
diverse workforce; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of
race creed, colour, nationality, origin, age, sex, religion and marital
The American University of Nigeria, Yola, is seeking for Professor of History.

Job Title: Professor of History
Department: School of Arts & Sciences
Summary of position:
Assistant Professor of History will be responsible for teaching,
research and community service as may be requested by the Dean.
will be able to teach Nigerian Peoples and Cultures and African
history.  The successful candidate will be expected to also contribute
to teaching other courses related broadly to History such as Western
Civilization, Asian and Middle Eastern Civilization, History &
Philosophy of Science.  The successful candidate will engage in
historical research on the peoples and cultures of Nigeria – from
pre-colonial to pre-independence era. S/he will work closely with the
Dean of the school in formulating and implementing course structure that
will translate to effective teaching and learning of
Nigerian history and civilizations in general in line with the development philosophy of the American University of Nigeria

General responsibilities include:

  • Teaching: The primary responsibility of a faculty member is teaching and supporting students through problem-centred learning.
  • Research: Faculty members are expected to undertake research in relevant areas of expertise and in line with university mission.
  • Community Service: Faculty are to contribute to AUN community service and development activities
  • Class Attendance: Faculty members should make clear that students are expected to attend class and complete required assignments.
  • Academic Advising: Faculty members must be available to assist students throughout the semester and maintain stipulated student office hours.
  • Department/Schools Meetings:
    Attending meetings on a regular basis and as necessary to facilitate
    communication and to accomplish the work required for the smooth
    operation of the department and school.
  • Attendance at Academic Functions:
    Full-time faculty members are expected to attend meetings of the
    faculty and any all-college meetings called by AUN administration.
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Requirements for the position:

  • Must have a PhD in History from a reputable University
  • Must have a minimum of three years of post-secondary teaching & research experience garnered at a reputable University
  • Must have a promising scholarship and present verifiable evidence of academic publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals
  • Must
    have expertise in African history, particularly history of Nigerian
    peoples and cultures; and/or history of western civilization and culture
    from  the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment
  • Experience in Africa or other parts of the developing world is a must.
  • Must be proficient in use of ICT tools and e-resources for teaching and research

Other requirements, abilities for the position:

  • Applicants
    are expected to have the appropriate academic credentials (PhD earned
    in the US or UK), as well as successful U.S. post-secondary teaching
  • A strong commitment to development
  • An understanding of the essential values of academic integrity, civility, collegiality and diversity in a community of learners
  • A demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, cultural diversity, and equal opportunity

Description of Benefits:
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the University.

How to Apply
Suitably qualified candidates should submit their resumes, cover letters and references to
before the closing date of this publication. The position being applied
for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.

Closing Date: 23rd October, 2016

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